Hello crafting friends ,just a quick post to say Happy Christmas to you all. I have not been blogging because of illness. I always have tummy problems so I put the pain I was getting down to that. Last night I woke in agony , every breath making stabbing pains in my right side under my ribs.My hubby rang an emergency doctor number and they told me to come to the hospital. I was crying with pain and hugging a cushion. The doctor was brilliant, saw me straight away. My blood pressure was very high , he felt my tummy and back , then tested my breathing, every deep breath made me scream. He then tested my urine, turns out I have a kidney infection. I'm on antibiotics and strong pain killers.
First it was my hubby in pain with his tooth , now me with this. There will be 5 of us for Christmas dinner tommorow , we will muddle through and try and enjoy it. All the money in the world can't buy health and happiness , a loving family is the best gift so treasure each other.
God Bless one and all and lets hope for a really good new year.
Monday, 24 December 2012
Friday, 21 December 2012
The root filling the dentist did yesterday has stopped the pain ,fingers crossed the pain will not come back and it will be removed early next year. He went back to work this morning 6am start, well the mail must get through , what a trouper.
Onto my card, maybe I shouldn't say this ,but I love it, that little boy in his dungarees just makes me smile. My Sam, who is now a sulky 19 year old, once looked like this, though he was never a D I Y'er . The image is by Mo's digital pencil and is called " Fixer Boy". I've coloured with promarkers.
The papers are all from a 12x12 pad by papermania called "happy days". I've added 2 brads for the buttons and 2 eyelets to give a bolt kind of look. Then added some sticker tool embellishments by create and craft.
Mo's digital challenge : fav Mo card made by you
creative inspirations : anything goes
audsentiments : use any sentiment
eclectic ellapu challenge : anything goes
well talk about running late, 10:30 and I've not even dryed my hair, dogs need walking and I've got to make a list for the Christmas shop this evening.
Thursday, 20 December 2012
I've made a vintage style card using gorgeous 12x12 Bo Bunny papers called little miss. I've added a felt diecut rose and some little pink pearls. The back ground paper is raspberry road, good match I think, all edged with Tim Holtz worn lipstick distress ink. The sentiment is craftwork cards.
My picture is not very good the light is so poor ,lots of rain here , in fact it has never got light for days.
challenges entered :
cute card Thursday : eat drink and be merry
papercrafting journey : anything goes
We are all so busy at this time of year. I went to M&S yesterday with my Mum, the food hall was a nightmare , you would think people only ate at this time of year.
happy crafting . janex
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
The papers are docraft vintage Christmas, and I've inked the edges with Tim Holtz aged mahogany ink, and added a Christmas horn embellishment from Hobby craft.
I'm entering the following challenges :
Stamptacular Sunday challenge : Christmas time.
Celebrate the occasion : Christmas anything goes
Sunday sketch and stamp : free choice of sketches (I choose the one above
Joanna Sheen : with love at Christmas
I went to church on Sunday,not been for months,I was made redundant in my job there after 12 years, I'm so glad I went , I received such a lovely welcome and even took communion. I still feel very shocked and saddened by the shootings at the school in America, God bless the families.
I'm back to just 2 poodles now my Mum's 2 are back home , so it should be a breeze walking just 2 this morning.
Saturday, 15 December 2012
Seen as I'm surrounded by animals at the moment , my 2 poodles and my Mums 2 poodles , I felt a critter card would be very relevant. I walked all 4 of them this morning, they were really good but I certainly used a lot of pooh bags...phew...
This image reminds of that advert when the dog,cat and mouse all sit together by the fire. We have had many cats and dogs living together but never with a bird as well. I love this Mo image though it makes me smile and hopeful the person receiving it will smile too.
I've coloured my digi image with copic markers. The patterned paper is cafe Mediterranean by DCWV. The sentiment stickers are K&Co.I've added 2 flower brads and a strip of orange ribbon.
Challenges entered :
Sketch Saturday : followed the sketch
totally gorjuss : to someone special ( to me anyone sent a handmade card is special)
Enjoy your weekend . We are having friends round tonight for drinks and a meal, we may even squeeze in some games...well it is nearly Christmas.
Friday, 14 December 2012
The very cold weather has been replaced by very wet weather. Just at the time my guest have arrived. My Mum has gone to London till Monday, so her 2 silver toy poodles have joined my 2 white and brown poodles. They are are quite old now but still cute but their breath is well " dogs breath " and when they invade my craft room I'm scared to move, my craft room is tiny and I'm so afraid of my computer chair going over their tiny feet.
Bought a few Mo images , there is 25% off at moment so it seemed a shame not to!
This one is called Diva, and doesn't she look like a proper little madam. I have gone bling tastic,although my camera does not do it justice. The papers are DCWV glitter pad and I've added German glitter glass to the boa. I've coloured with copic markers and the sentiment , I think it goes so well ,is by great impressions.
Mo's digital challenge : D is for ( in my case Diva)
paper makeover stamps : sparkle
crafts 4 eternity : bling-tastic
Happy crafting. janex
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Made all my Christmas cards now so thought I'd do something a little different I've always been fascinated with Romany gypsies and have read several books about them. I would love a vardo (gypsy caravan) in my garden) my son's grandad has a real beauty. Nearest I'll get is this stamp.
The 2 stamps used are by Molly Bloom, they took an age to colour but I love colouring so that's alright.
I used promarkers and a touch of pencil . The paper is called Nordic Holiday. The paper and images are rather busy so no embellishments needed.
I've been putting out plenty of food for the birds and pouring hotwater onto the frozen bird bath. Poor things, imagine living outdoors , I'm not liking this cold snap but on the other hand it is so lovely and bright. My old Nan used to say the cold killed off the germs.
Lastly an up date on Uncle Jack, he is out of hospital, sprained wrist and 2 broken fingers , very weak but more or less in one piece, thank goodness.
Till next time , keep warm and happy crafting. janex
this is an add on, you know that lovely film I told you I watched and cryed , a heartwarming Christmas one. It's called " a little piece of heaven " and is on sky true movies at 5pm today.
Friday, 7 December 2012
I had to get in a good supply of blank cards, what a problem to get 6x6 in any craft shops,so I bought mine from handy hippo with a 20% discount , well I had to slip 2 stamps in to get free p&p as you do....so I got 2 penny black stamps, this features one of them called "love blush". Isn't it lovely and so good for paper peicing too.
I've kept both cards fairly simple.The blue and green card has the image coloured with promarkers . The papers are g.c.d studios material girls.
The pink card is paper pieced with scraps and the background card embossed with dots. I've added a flat front bow so it looks elegant without too much bulk.
challenges entered :
crafting for all seasons : use flowers
Penny Black @ allsorts : choice is yours
Not as cold as yesterday here , but still very chilly. Spoke to my Dad in Thailand this morning , 34 degrees there ...wow...and that's about average. He only wears trousers about 3 times a year, usually shorts, just image that , pity it's so faraway and I hate flying. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could teleport like in Star Trek.
happy crafting. janex
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Some last minute Christmas cards. To be honest I'm sick of making them now and have had a break and made quite a few floral cards lately, well it cheers me up, I'll post them on my blog tomorrow
Blimey so cold today,walked the poodles in their warm coats but spent ages talking to a fellow dog walker , when I got in, I felt numb. Soo dull today but the wind is so bitter, maybe snow on the way.
Plenty of snow on my card. The lovely festive image is from my beloved just inklined CD, not much to colour in with all that snow,bit of red and brown promarkers and lots of German glitter glass from The Hobby House for sparkle. The paper is My Minds Eye, Snowed In. The ribbon was a magazine free gift and the button tree, Hobby craft. I've inked the edges with Tim Holtz olive green.
This card is for our best friends, he has been a postie for over 27 years and cycles in all weathers but never complains .
My parcel from UPS arrived at 4.45 , by that time my hubby was home, but I walked the dogs sooner, my old neighbour kept watch. Like I say what's wrong with Royal Mail ! My parcel from Brenda for my win at Stamping sensations came early the next morning ,many thanks to her.
Divas by design : let it snow
everybody art : Christmas
Craft creations : Winter Scene
Craft challenge : Christmas
Cute Card Thursday : red and green
stay warm and happy crafting. janex
ps . If your going to watch any of those soppy Christmas films , have the tissues ready, if your anything like me.
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
challenges entered :
mo's digital pencil challenge : fav colour combo, I'd say earth tones.
Passion for promarkers : include the word happy
papertake weekly : anything goes
I've been waiting in all day for a delivery from Happy Hippo, the parcel is being delivered by UPS, what's wrong with Royal Mail.... suppose I'm bias being married to a postie. My poor poodles have only had a short walk in our road.
happy crafting. janex
Sunday, 2 December 2012
I know she will love this card and I will enclose a letter too.
The card was made using the fabulous La pasha cd that I adore. It looks tricky to make but is actually really easy because the cutting guilds are printed for you to follow on the ivy etc. The card is a 8x8 with a sqare cut in front and the church image glued inside. I've added some glamour dust to the snowy church (why does the glitter never look glittery in my pictures ?) and used some gold transparent peeloffs from pinflair. The holly paper is do craft vintage Christmas.
Challenges entered :
Allsorts : Advent
Fussy and fancy : I love Christmas
Totally gorjuss : anything goes with glitter
alphabet challenge : V for vintage
Sam had his party and they where all as good as gold. My tummy is a little better ,touch wood.
Enjoy your Sunday and happy crafting.janex
Saturday, 1 December 2012
Still making Christmas cards, even though I started early, lots of commissions this one is for a post lady ,very fitting don't you think.
The stamp is royal mail by penny black. Coloured with promarkers and glittered with glamor dust.
The checked paper is from papercellar and the green snowflke paper ,papermania vintage Christmas. The sentiment sticker is old stash, do craft I think.
The sweet stop : followed the sketch above
Penny Black December Challenge: glitter and sparkle
Jingle Belles : December to remember
It's cold but bright here, had a nice walk with Sam and poodles (with their coats on ) going to chance eating some lunch now.
Stay warm and happy crafting. janex